Guide to a French Wardrobe

French closet is all about practical essentails only, what I like most about it is the focus on less. A minimalist wardrobe can be challenging and difficult at first. Once you start practicing it trust me it gets better. The perks ? you can get by with less ? travel light ? own more versatile clothing ? When you let go of things you don’t wear or need you feel liberated. Clutter in your closet adds clutter in your life. If you haven’t worn it in the last 6 months time to throw or donate it.   In this post we will start with the essential 5 pieces and then look back at each category.

Trend Alert !!

Word on the street (style) is, a checked blazer is the new black blazer.

Plaid, gingham, polkadots, stripes and leopard are the prints du jour – the trick is knowing which pieces to go for and how to style them.But don’t stress – this doesn’t mean you should do away with your black, white and grey just yet. These ‘safe’ colors make it simple to ease your way into wearing color by way of layering.

Here’s what I do, I keep a hanging closet for essentials only.Not only does a separate hanging collapsible closet helps to keep things organised , its so much more organised. When I need to pack I just transfer directly from the sheleves to the suitcase.When searching for a better approach to style and seasonal shopping, I came across a new kind of dressing: the 5-Piece French Wardrobe.To be honest the concept of french wardrobe was alien to me. Guilty of having way too much that I’d care to admit.

Bottomline the 5-Piece French Wardrobe is simply a better way of creating a capsule wardrobe – and no, your wardrobe isn’t limited to just five pieces! I am pinning down my previous post down from a year ago below on minimalist closet essentials in case you missed.

The concept stems from the idea of a “capsule wardrobe,” a way to organize your closet based on the essentials, which became popular in the 1960s and 70s. Women who created capsule wardrobes rejected the notion of American consumerism and over-consumption in favor of slimming down one’s closet to focus on the essentials. They avoided trends and kept only the basic garments that were worn often and fit incredibly well.

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